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Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Report

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The highly effective explosions that rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday left “people dead and injured”, the Lebanon’s National News Agency reported.

Georges Kettaneh, the president of the Lebanese Red Cross, referred to “hundreds of wounded” in a press release on Lebanese LBC tv, including: “We are overwhelmed by phone calls.”

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hasan Diab has declared Wednesday a day of mourning, and President Michel Aoun referred to as for “urgent” defence council talks.

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